Saturday, October 22, 2005

Ready in 2006, Sort Of

Word around the cooler is that Saints owner Tom Benson would like to move the Saints out of New Orleans and make San Antonio their permanent home. With the damage done to the Super Dome by Hurricane Katrina it is expected that the stadium will only be ready for a few games next season, and the Saints’ practice facility has been left completely unusable. It sounds like the Saints owner is trying to use this as an excuse for leaving New Orleans instead of sticking by the city that has supported the Saints for so long. I understand that teams are business and need to go where the money is, but a sports team becomes a part of that city, and to take that team out is like removing a chunk of the city itself. In times like this the Saints organization must have some loyalty to their city.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Saints Dominate at “Home”

The Saints’ first “home” game was a success with a win against the Buffalo Bills, 19-7. The Saints came to play, not allowing any turnovers at all, Deuce McAllister rushed for 130 yards, and Donte’ Stallworth had 129 yards receiving. After allowing the Bills to score the first touchdown the Saints scored 19 unanswered points in this dominating defeat. The Saints beat the Bills in passing yards, rushing yards, first downs, and third downs converted. This wins brings New Orleans back up to .500 for the season and out of the cellar of the NFC South. They still have a ways to catch up with the undefeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but if they can continue this type of winning they are for sure to make an impression in the division.